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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.



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71 -., ill., 17 cm, trade catalog
Topics: paint -- catalogs, Division 09, pigments, colors
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p., illus., 28 cm, trade literature
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Topics: electrical, Division 26, wiring
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Modern Home Plans
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48 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Builders Catalog Co.
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618 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog This is the second half of this 1058 page catalog. the first half is also on the Internet Archive as a separate listing.
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture -- catalogs, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Andrew C. Borzner
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132 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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168 p. ; ill. ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: commercial ranges, heating stoves, furnaces, heating boilers -- catalogs, Division 10, Division 11,...
24 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 21 cm., trade catalog
Topics: mahogany, Division 06, wood, lumber, furniture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Herbert Chivers
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32 p. ; ill., plans ; 21 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Douglas Fir Plywood Assoc.
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38 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
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Topics: house plans --- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, vacation houses,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Plan Book Co.
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52 p, B&W illus and photos
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by G. I. Sellers and Sons. Co.
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28p, B&W illus and photos, trade catalog
Topic: Kitchens, Cabinets, Furniture, Kitchen casework, Division 12, furnishings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lake Shore Lumber & Coal Co.
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53 p., ill, 32 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Canadian Engineering Publications/ Later edition by Guild Publications Ltd
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID 85-B13666, ca.1959, 336 p, 29 cm
Topics: construction materials, architectural materials, manufactures catalog
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Fort Pitt Hardware Co.
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309 p. illus. (BW line drawings, trade catalog
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Topics: Division 08, openings, hardware, door hardware, tools
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Standard Homes Company
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47 p. : ill., plans ; 30 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Stanley
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192 p. ; ill. ; 18 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: tools -- catalogs, construction tools -- catalogs, Division 41, manufacturing equipment, cutting...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by International Fibre Board Ltd
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:85-B16073, ca. 1947, 46 p, 23 cm
Topics: Division 06, Wood Plastics and Composites, Masonite Presdwood
Building Technology Heritage Library
by M. L. Keith
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160 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Darling Brothers Limited
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Darling Centrifugal Pumps, CCA ID:93-B1068, 1942
Topics: Division 22, pumps, centrifugal pumps
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Northern Electric Company Ltd
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:85-B7501, ca. 1945, 964 p, 28 cm
Topics: Division 26, Electrical, Electrical Systems, Electrical Equipment
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co.
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25 p., ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fans, ceiling fans, exhaust fans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA CORM10; ID:91-B2143, ca.1941, 718 p, 28 cm
Topics: Division 05, Metals, Division 23, HVAC, Instrumentation and Control for HVAC, prospectus, valves...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Johns-Manville Corporation
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Trade catalog, Text, Illus, Photographs, CCA ID:96-B1912, 1948, 54 p, 28 cm
Topics: Division 07, Thermal and Moisture Protection, Steep Slope Roofing, Roofing and Siding Panels,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L. J. Mueller Furnace Co.
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23 pl, illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: furnace, Division 23, HVAC, heating, air conditioning
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears. Roebuck and Co.
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126 p., ill., plans, 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, prefabricated houses, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Lumber Manufacturers Association
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32 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Jungers Stove & Ranger Company
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23 p. ; ill. ; 22 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: stoves -- catalogs, heaters -- catalogs, Division 23, Division 10, heating stoves, cooking stoves,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Yale & Towne Manufacturing Co.
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518 p., ill., 27 cm., trade catalogs
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Topics: hardware -- catalogs, Division 08, doors, locks, keys, deadbolts, bolts, casements, door holders,...
1119 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., trade catalog
Topics: telephone equipment, Division 27
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Superior Fire Place Co.
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51 p., illus., 22 x 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Wm. E. Pedersen
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Roach & Musser Sash and Door Co.
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494 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: woodwork -- catalogs, doors -- catalogs, Division 06, Division 08, Division 12, wood posts and...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Armstrong Cork Co.
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352 p, color photos and plates, trade catalog
Topic: Flooring, linoleum, Division 09, finishes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Owners' Service Institute
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316 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
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[110} p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog, Catalog No. 47J
Topics: lead, Division 22, plumbing, lead pipe, sheet lead, solder
Building Technology Heritage Library
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23 p., 28 cm
Topics: oil stoves, cook stoves, water heaters, Division 15
Building Technology Heritage Library
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280 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: electrical, Division 26, wiring devices
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Builder Publishing Corp.
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272 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs'\, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
288 p. : ill. ; 26 cm., trade catalog
Topics: bar equipment, Division 11, backbar, recreational equipment, pool tables, Division 12, hospitality...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Montgomery Ward Co.
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1064 p. + inserts, ill., 32 cm., trade catalog
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Topics: Montgomery Ward -- catalogs, building materials -- catalogs, housewares -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
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144 p. ; ill. ; 23 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: stoves -- catalogs, Division10, Division 23, furnaces, heating stoves
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pittburgh Plate Glass Company
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1 v. (approx 520 p.), ill., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: glass, glazing, Division 08, special function glazing, decorative glazing, glass production,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by W.F. Whitney Company
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64 p. ; ill. ; 32 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, Division 08, couches and loveseats, upholstered seating,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sikes Company
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70 p. ; ill. ; 31 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: furniture -- catalogs, office furniture -- catalogs, Division 12, office furniture, chairs, office...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Royal Barry Wills
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94 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: domestic architecture -- catalogs, Division 12, house plans, Division 06, wood stairs, wood railings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Colonial Manufacturing Co.
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76 p., ill, 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: furniture, Division 12, residential furniture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Geo. E. Watson Co.
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1 v. (unpaged), ill., 24 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stencils -- catalogs, Division 09, interior decoration, painting, decorative finishing
Building Technology Heritage Library
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506 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: hospitality furniture -- catalogs, Division 08, Division 10, Division 12, Division 22, Division 23,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Shoppell, R. W. (Robert W.)
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xviii, 336 p. : ill., plans ; 37 cm. trade catalogs.
Topic: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, interior decoration, furniture,
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Building Age Publishing Co.
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96 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 33 cm. ; trade catalog
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
32 p. : ill., plans ; 25 cm., trade catalog
Topics: wall board, Division 06, cementitious sheathing, asbestos, asbestos-cement panels, domestic...
160 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., Trade Catalog
Topics: Decoration and Ornament, Ornaments, Zinc, Division 12, Furnishings, Metal Ornamentation, Exterior...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Stanley Electric Tools
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95 p. ; ill. ; 19 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: power tools -- catalogs, Division 41, machining equipment, cutting equipment, process tools
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Canadian General Electric Company Limited
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Canadian catalog, equipment for commercial, industrial and floodlighting requirements, Catalog 49L, CCA ID:87-B14795, 235 p., 1949
Topics: Division 26, Lighting, Lighting fixtures, luminaires
Building Technology Heritage Library
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683 p. ; ill. ; 22 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: locks and keys -- catalogs, Division 08, hardware, door hardware
557 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: laboratory equipment, Division 12, laboratory casework
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Morgan Woodwork Organization
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408 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: woodwork -- catalogs, domestic architecture -- catalogs, furnishings -- catalogs, Division 06,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Seth Thomas Clock Co.
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72 p, B&W illus and photos
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Topics: clocks, exterior clocks, tower clocks
Building Technology Heritage Library
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96 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: Plumbing, Division 22, plumbing fixtures, bathrooms, residential plumbing fixtures, building...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Sears, Roebuck & Co.
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60 p., illus., 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: stoves, Division 11, equipment, residential kitchen appliances, ranges, Division 10, heating stoves
xvi, 518 p. : ill. (some col.), map, plans ; 30 cm. + 1 conversion chart. trade catalog
Topic: building materials
Building Technology Heritage Library
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[57] : ill. ; 29 cm. trade catalog
Topics: ventilation, Division 23, HVAC, fans (equipment)
Building Technology Heritage Library
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23 p., illus., 22 x 29 cm, trade catalog
Topics: fireplaces, Division 10, specialties, masonry fireplaces, interior decoration
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hoosier Manuf. Co.
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56 p, B&W illus
Topic: Kitchens, kitchen casework, Division 12, furnishings
Building Technology Heritage Library
by General Electric Company
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307 p. : ill. ; 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: lighting, Division 26, street lighting, roadway lighting
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Hollow Building Tile Association
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110 p., ill, 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: clay tile masonry, Division 04, masonry, terra cotta tile, fireproofing, hollow tile, structural...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Andrew Hoffman Manufacturing Co.
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15 p., ill., 22 cm, trade catalog
Topics: windows, Division 08, wood windows, casement windows
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Holland's Magazine
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76 p., ill., plans, 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Brass Company
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1 v. (looseleaf) : 19 cm., trade catalog
Topics: brass, Division 05, copper, bronze, nickel silver
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Harris Bros. Co.
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102 p, B& W illus and photos
Topics: house plans, prefabricated houses, domestic architecture, designs and plans, prefab, kit houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Janney, Semple, Hill & Co.
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290 p. ; ill. ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: stoves -- catalogs, furnaces -- catalogs, Division 10, Division 22, Division 23, heating stoves,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
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640 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog This is the first half of this 1058 page catalog. The second half is also on the Internet Archive as a separate listing.
Topics: building materials -- catalogs, Division 03, Division 04, Division 06, Division 07, Division 08,...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Tribune
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110 p. ; ill., plans ; 32 cm. ; book
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by United States Gypsum Co.
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31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. trade catalog
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Topics: tile, Division 04, gypsum unit masonry, pyrobar gypsum tile
170 p. ; ill. ; 19 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: structural steel -- catalogs, Division 05, structural steel members, steel shapes, beam and column...